What is Mindful Presence?

This article is about developing the skill of mindful presence. Let’s unpack those two words, mindful presence. Mindfulness is simply a clear, non-judgmental awareness of your inner and outer worlds. In particular, it’s an awareness of the flow of experience in your inner world – an alert observing of your thoughts, emotions, body sensations, desires,

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Secure at the Edge of Now

Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It’s titled Secure at the Edge of Now. More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can be found at http://www.rickhanson.net/teaching/meditation-group.

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Three Refuges in This Undependable World

Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It’s titled Three Refuges in This Undependable World. More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can be found at http://www.rickhanson.net/teaching/meditation-group.

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Cultivating Happiness

I had the pleasure of being interviewed on the Ask Dr. Nandi Show on Cultivating Happiness. I hope you enjoy it! Ask Dr. Nandi Cultivating Happiness – 361 from Ask Dr. Nandi on Vimeo.

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The Realm of Giving and Generosity

The specific meaning of “dana” is giving, which is related to the quality of “caga” (in Pali), or generosity. The one involves doing, while the other involves being. While this distinction is useful in its comprehensiveness, in actuality generosity and giving, being and doing, are intertwined and inextricable. Being is itself a kind of doing,

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Friday Favorite

A little determination can go a long way – as you’ll see in this short video. Enjoy!

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Questions About Mental Health

“What methods can you recommend to help boost memory?” “How can I overcome decision fatigue?” “Do people with a history of recurrent depression have as much capacity for positive change as those who haven’t? How would you describe the balance between accepting “what is” i.e. negative thoughts and feelings, and trying to shift into more

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Friday Favorite

Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks — including death itself — at the university’s 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005.

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The Healing Power of the Mind

I had the pleasure of being interviewed on the Ask Dr. Nandi Show on The Healing Power of the Mind. I hope you enjoy it! When viewing, please enter password: nandi Healing Power of the Mind – 364 from Ask Dr. Nandi on Vimeo.

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Giving is Good

Giving – known as “dana” in Pali, the language in which the teachings of the Buddha were first written down – is the first of the ten “paramis” or perfections of a Bodhisattva, a highly Awakened person who postpones his or her ultimate enlightenment to bring all beings to liberation. The other nine paramis (with

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